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Transportation Commission Approves Spencer Grand Avenue Signal Equipment and Clay County Trail Funding

January 13th

The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved four-million dollars in total funding for 11 projects from Iowa's Clean Air Attainment Program.

One of the projects getting funds is in Spencer, as over 219-thousand dollars is going toward signal equipment upgrades for Grand Avenue.

The program was created in 1994 for the purpose of reducing transportation-related congestion and air pollution. The funding is available to cities, counties, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning affiliations, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations through an annual application-based program.

The Commission also approved over 285-thousand dollars in funding for the first phase of a project connecting the Clay County trail system with the one in Dickinson County. It was one of seven projects awarded funding.